Kim Kardashian got a totally unexpected makeover for ‘The Violet Files’ as she recreated Elizabeth Taylor’s iconic character, ‘Cleopatra.’ The reality star’s makeup was given a modern twist thanks to makeup genius Pat McGrath. Get the details on her latest shoot!
Kim Kardashian, 34, traded in her usual neutral smokey eye for an over-the-top gold and black graphic look, and the results are stunning. Channeling actress Elizabeth Taylor’s most celebrated character, Cleopatra, Kim was given several elaborate eye makeup looks that even included Swarovski crystals and gold metal leaves! Get the details on her The Violet Files shoot, and how you can create a toned-down version of Pat McGrath’s incredible retro eye for Kim.
When presented with the challenge of recreating the iconic blue shadow and graphic liner beauty look, Pat said, “Elizabeth Taylor’s makeup in Cleopatra has been re-created countless times, but for Kim I wanted to create a version that has never been done before, a futuristic 3D version.” To achieve this, she wanted to portray “a luxurious decadence by using elements of ornate facial jewelry constructed into shapes that pay homage to Egyptian culture, and of course to the rich exotic character that Taylor played in this role.”
Since 3D eye makeup and glitter gold brows aren’t exactly practical when it comes to everyday beauty, channel Pat’s vision with a gold shadow and black liner look. To copy Kim, start by blending Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Eye Colour in Bronze across your eyelids. Use a black liner like Dolce & Gabbana The Glam Liner on your upper lashline to create a cat eye, making it as strong or as subtle as you like.
Kim Kardashian’s ‘Cleopatra’ Makeup — See Her Iconic Beauty Look
With the eyes marking the clear focal point of Kim’s look, the rest of her makeup and her hair were left relatively simple. Skipping her trademark heavy contouring, Pat left Kim’s skin and lips bare and Jimmy Paul slicked her hair back into a simple updo.
What do you think of Kim’s latest take on iconic beauty? Would you try a subtle approach to this style, HollywoodLifers?
— Marissa DeSantis